|Posted by Peter Karami on May 14, 2012 at 2:45 PM|
My client (a home buyer) decided to see a few houses for sale on the market last weekend. I sent emails to the listing agents and requested showing instructions. A few replied with the instructions and the exact time for showing. Of course these were the houses listed on the MLS and there was no indication of the property status weather it is vacant or occupied or there is a supra (ibox) of combo box placed for agents, etc.
There was a house that my client decided to see. I did not have a clue how to get into the house. I drove without any information weather I will be able to open the house for my client or we have to come back which it would look very unsatisfying to everyone.
I started calling to the phone numbers listed on the MLS and I was able to reach someone in the office. She first suggested to call to the agent’s cell-phone. I said, I am not able to reach anybody. I asked her to try and find one of the listing agents. The house was listed with two agents. She was kind enough to take my request and said she will call me back with the showing instructions. My client and I was at the property and saw that there was an open house. I showed the house which by the way was a REO ( Real Estate Owned by Bank), and we left. After two days passed, I received a call from one of the listing realtors. She said, she is responding to my showing question. I said, that question was time sensitive and that was two days ago. She said, I must understand that Not all realtors are working seven days a week. I am against or disagree with her working schedule but I though if I would be a home seller and I wanted to sell my house with an real estate agent, I would rather to work with a realtor who works at weekends because my experience in the field shows that most home buyers want to see homes at weekends not during the week days.
Categories: Real Estate Informational Posts